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  Definition of Awkwardness
  1. trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
  2. the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
  3. the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
  4. the quality of an embarrassing situation; "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"
  5. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
Similar Words: cumbersomeness, unwieldiness, clumsiness, gracelessness, stiffness, nuisance value, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slowness

 

Hyponyms: rusticity, gaucherie, gracelessness, ungracefulness, gawkiness, ungainliness, stiffness

 

 
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